Woodland Shade Gardening

Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

Flowers delivered to me every morning!

Do you know of the excellent site for weekday morning e-mails from the Fine Gardening magazine Garden Photos Of the Day?  Fellow gardeners share multiple photos of their gardens, and exchange comments, on … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment


Swales is a word I learned yesterday when reading Ken Druse’s new book – “The New Shade Garden, Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change”.  My plan was … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why The North (rainwater) River needs a dam

In reference to today’s earlier post, showing the dam built on the north side of my gardens, please view this video, filmed during a downpour of rain.  Because of the … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The North (rainwater) River

Finally I carried through with a project that has been playing around in my mind for many, many months – damming The North (rainwater) River.  There were two existing border … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Celebrating a One-Year Anniversary with a picture tour

Looking back through some older posts, which were originally e-mails to my sister, it became apparent to me that my first thought of an evergreen shrub border, around the inside of … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Love of Moss continues…

Looking at moss is relaxing.  Touching moss is a gentle sensory experience.  Learning more about moss is fun. Enjoy this informative video I discovered – Thank you, Brian Engh!

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Time to stop and smell the roses – I mean STOP AND LOOK FOR CATERPILLARS!

I found a HUGE and beautiful green caterpillar yesterday, just walking across the moss in my back gardens.  Today I found my azaleas LOADED with caterpillars that look like Christmas … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment